Bahrain opposition leader acquitted in Qatar spy case: activists

Dubai (United Arab Emirates) (AFP) – A court in Bahrain acquitted the head of the Shiite opposition of all charges on Thursday in his trial for alleged spying for regional rival Qatar, activists said. 

“Sheikh Ali Salman was found innocent,” Sheikh Maytham al-Salman of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights told AFP. 

Multiple Bahraini activists confirmed his acquittal on Twitter but he remains behind bars serving a prison sentence for inciting hatred handed down in 2014.